As The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will arrive in Islamabad today on a five-day visit, for the first royal trip to the country in more than a decade. Whilst The Duke and Duchess’s programme will pay respect to the historical relationship between Britain and Pakistan, it will largely focus on showcasing Pakistan as it is today – a dynamic, aspirational and forward-looking nation. Lets looks back at past British royal visits to the country.
Queen Elizabeth has been traveling to Pakistan since soon after it achieved independence in 1947, and other royals including Princess Diana, Prince Charles, and Camilla, have visited in the years since. Here, the best photos from royal tours of Pakistan.
Queen Elizabeth in Karachi
Queen Elizabeth shaking hands with with now Prime Minister Imran Khan who was a member of Pakistan’s cricket team after their game against England
Jemima Goldsmith and Princess Diana
Prince Charles and Camilla at Badshahi Mosque, Lahore in 2006
Princess Diana visited Pakistan by herself in 1991